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THU0271 High Correlation of RAPID-3 with DAS-28 Score as a Measure of Disease Activity in a Cohort of Colombian Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis at Hospital Militar Central. BogotΆ, Colombia
  1. J.E. Medina1,
  2. G. Ballesteros2,
  3. J.D. Londoño1,
  4. R. Giraldo1,
  5. A.M. Santos1,
  6. R.R. Valle3,
  7. J.M. Bello3
  8. on behalf of Grupo de Espondiloartropatias Universidad de la Sabana - Hospital Militar Central
  1. 1Reumatologia, Universidad de la Sabana
  2. 2Reumatologia, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada
  3. 3Reumatologia, Hospital Militar Central, Bogota D.C., Colombia


Background RAPID-3 is a patient-driven tool to measure disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) without the need of laboratory test or the inclusion of a provider joint count and can be self reported by the patient.DAS-28 is a composite tool that needs patient, provider a laboratory information to measure disease activity

Objectives To Asses the correlation of RAPID-3 and DAS-28 in a cohort of colombian patients with RA

Methods 119 consecutive patients with early and established RA were evaluated at the Hospital Militar Central rheumatology service in Bogota-Colombia between August and December 2013. A complete medical history was obtained, including complete demographic information, comorbilities, concomitant medications and family history and laboratory tests. All patients completed a self reported RAPID-3 and were evaluated for a 28 swollen and painful joint count to obtain the DAS-28-ESR. Spearman correlations were computed for components of DAS28-ESR and RAPID3.

Results 15,2 years). Mean scores were HAQ=0,6 (0,7), DAS28=3.8 (1.4) and RAPID3=12,3 (7.4). RAPID3 was strongly correlated with DAS28 (Spearman r:0.763, p<0.001).

Conclusions RAPID-3 had a good correlation with DAS-28. Furthermore it's a self reported test and does not require an acute-phase reactant which makes it more atractive in a country with limited resources.


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Disclosure of Interest : None declared

DOI 10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-eular.5733

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